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REVOLVE SOUND: Keefe Jackson + Christopher Erb

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REVOLVE SOUND

WEDNESDAY MAY 1st 8PM

$10 Suggested Donation
(pay what you can)

The music of Keefe Jackson and Christoph Erb, longtime collaborators in such groups as the The Urge Trio (with Tomeka Reid) and Duope (with Reid and Fred Lonberg-Holm), will take another evolutionary step this spring as they embark on a ‘double solo’ tour: both saxophonists playing a solo set, back to back, night after night, with all the intentions, diversions, realities, and amusements that that implies. Improvising in a group setting, the musicians' responding to each other overlaps; in this context the interaction is more long-term. The intimacy of the solo set, combined with an attentive listening environment, rewards the artists and audience alike, as both tune in deeper to the sound of the moment. 


Keefe Jackson

Keefe, a saxophonist/clarinetist/improvisor/ composer, arrived in Chicago in 2001 from his native Fayettevile, Arkansas. He performs regularly in the U.S. and in Europe with many musicians including Pandelis Karayorgis, Tomeka Reid, Tim Daisy, Dave Rempis, Jeb Bishop, Jason Roebke, Jason Adasiewicz, Mike Reed, Greg Ward, Jason Stein, Josh Berman, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Frank Rosaly, Oscar Jan Hoogland and Marc Unternaehrer. He has also appeared with Michael Moore, Ab Baars, Michiel Braam, Satoko Fujii, and Anthony Coleman.  Bill Meyer (Chicago Reader): "...the impeccable logic of his lines and the richness of his tone leave you wanting more... Jackson's high-register squiggles and coarsely voiced, rippling runs push the limits of the tenor's tonal envelope."  Frank van Herk, de Volkskrant (Amsterdam): “[Jackson] has an old-fashioned, warm-woolly sound, and a feeling for melodic lines that take their time in unfolding." He has been mentioned in the DownBeat Critics Poll in the Rising Star Tenor Saxophone category. Recordings are available on Delmark and Clean Feed Records.   keefejackson.com

Keefe, a saxophonist/clarinetist/improvisor/
composer, arrived in Chicago in 2001 from his native Fayettevile, Arkansas. He performs regularly in the U.S. and in Europe with many musicians including Pandelis Karayorgis, Tomeka Reid, Tim Daisy, Dave Rempis, Jeb Bishop, Jason Roebke, Jason Adasiewicz, Mike Reed, Greg Ward, Jason Stein, Josh Berman, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Frank Rosaly, Oscar Jan Hoogland and Marc Unternaehrer. He has also appeared with Michael Moore, Ab Baars, Michiel Braam, Satoko Fujii, and Anthony Coleman.

Bill Meyer (Chicago Reader): "...the impeccable logic of his lines and the richness of his tone leave you wanting more... Jackson's high-register squiggles and coarsely voiced, rippling runs push the limits of the tenor's tonal envelope."

Frank van Herk, de Volkskrant (Amsterdam): “[Jackson] has an old-fashioned, warm-woolly sound, and a feeling for melodic lines that take their time in unfolding." He has been mentioned in the DownBeat Critics Poll in the Rising Star Tenor Saxophone category. Recordings are available on Delmark and Clean Feed Records.

keefejackson.com

Christopher Erb

Christopher performs regularly in Europe and the U.S with many musicians including: Jim Baker, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Michael Zerang, Jason Roebke, Jason Adasciewicz, Josh Berman, Keefe Jackson, Tomeka Reid, Frank Rosaly, Nate Wooley, Jamie Branch, Paul Lovens, Michael Vatcher, Hans Koch, Urs Leimgruber, Martin Schütz, Peter Schärli, Frantz Loriot, Julian Sartorius, Christian Weber and many others. He played several tours in Europe, Russia, USA and Southamerika.  In 2007 he has formed his own Label veto-records, and 2011 after a four month residence in Chicago the sublabel for improvised music veto-exchange.  2012 he received the Culture Award from the City of Lucerne. There are more than 14 albums to his credit.  Recordings are available on veto-records, Hatology and Creative Sources   Christopher Erb

Christopher performs regularly in Europe and the U.S with many musicians including: Jim Baker, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Michael Zerang, Jason Roebke, Jason Adasciewicz, Josh Berman, Keefe Jackson, Tomeka Reid, Frank Rosaly, Nate Wooley, Jamie Branch, Paul Lovens, Michael Vatcher, Hans Koch, Urs Leimgruber, Martin Schütz, Peter Schärli, Frantz Loriot, Julian Sartorius, Christian Weber and many others. He played several tours in Europe, Russia, USA and Southamerika.

In 2007 he has formed his own Label veto-records, and 2011 after a four month residence in Chicago the sublabel for improvised music veto-exchange.

2012 he received the Culture Award from the City of Lucerne.
There are more than 14 albums to his credit.
Recordings are available on veto-records, Hatology and Creative Sources

Christopher Erb

Earlier Event: March 8
REVOLVE SOUND: Dane Rousay + Manas